Sonnet 116 Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Everyone has a different definition of love, and this sonnet offers an optimistic take on it. Love here is seen as a truly powerful, unstoppable force of nature. It’s the only constant in a t...
As far as Sonnet 116 is concerned, loyalty plays a key role in true love – actually, the only significant role. The poem asserts that the true marker of love is its persistence; without const...
Mortality in this poem, if not anywhere else, is a non-issue. While Time is usually seen as a force of destruction, which wreaks havoc with basically everything we mere mortals do, it doesn’t...
Literature and Writing
We see the problem in logic presented at the end of this poem: the poet boldly dares everyone else to prove his idea of love wrong, saying that if it’s false, then he’ll never have writ...
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